Do any of you recommend Python as a first programming language?

Jeff Schwab jeff at
Sat Mar 22 19:40:43 CET 2008

jmDesktop wrote:
> For students 9th - 12th grade, with at least Algebra I.  Do you think
> Python is a good first programming language for someone with zero
> programming experience?  Using Linux and Python for first exposure to
> programming languages and principles.

Linux and Python are a nearly ideal combination for this.  Be aware that 
at some point, you will likely have to dig into C, the primary language 
used to implement both Linux and Python.

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